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Czech museum recreates golden age of the video game arcade

28-08-2015 14:07 | Jan Velinger

Photo: Jarda Petřík Many of those who grew up in the late 1970s and 1980s in the West well remember the golden age of arcade video games: 8-bit and later 16-bit graphics and excellent sound that was the apex of electronic gaming and game design then. Since 2011, anyone in the Czech Republic wishing to experience what it was like can do so easily - at the the Arcade Museum in Červený Újezd just outside of Prague.   More

Current Affairs

ANO leader Andrej Babiš faces problems on many fronts

28-08-2015 13:32 | Chris Johnstone

Andrej Babiš, photo: Filip Jandourek It’s probably been a week to write off for ANO leader Andrej Babiš. He has had to intervene in the crisis surrounding Prague’s mayor; relations with his coalition partners in government appear to have deteriorated even further, and the latest public opinion polls suggest his party is losing its long standing lead. And then there was the Austrian lorry in which more than 70 immigrants apparently suffocated to death.   More


John Mucha: I want to show the world the full scale of my grandfather’s art

27-08-2015 15:46 | Miroslav Krupička

John Mucha, photo: Miroslav Krupička John Mucha is the grandson of the famous Czech Art Nouveau painter Alphonse Mucha and president of the Alphonse Mucha Foundation. Last week he visited Radio Prague’s studio to talk about his latest project –a Mucha exhibition at the Russell-Cotes Museum in Bournemouth and ambitious plans to open a Mucha museum in Paris.   More

Current Affairs

Czech teachers willing to take disadvantaged children but say back-up still lacking

27-08-2015 15:42 | Ruth Fraňková

Illustrative photo: archive of Radio Prague The Czech Republic has had a poor reputation for relegating Roma children and children with disabilities to special schools for years. However, a recent survey carried out by People in Need and Palacký University in Olomouc suggests that the situation...  More

Hejnová caps return from injury with historic defence of world title

27-08-2015 15:42 | Ian Willoughby

Zuzana Hejnová, photo: CTK Zuzana Hejnová has won the Czech Republic’s first medal at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing, with gold in the women’s 400 metres hurdles. Indeed, despite suffering serious injury problems throughout 2014, she has become the first athlete...  More


Czech companies make slow progress taking on board LGBT diversity

26-08-2015 14:14 | Chris Johnstone

Photo: Tomáš Adamec Business through diversity was the theme of a day long seminar accompanying the recent Prague Pride events. Basically, speakers argued that companies and institutions which allowed their lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transsexual employees to be open about their sexual preferences get a much better performance out of them. Such companies also improve their overall image, improve recruiting chances, and plug into a significant section of the market. So, how is the Czech Republic doing with regard to the LGBT community and market?   More

In Focus

Still steamed-up on the river after 150 years

25-08-2015 16:25 | Ruth Fraňková

'Vltava' steamer, photo: CzechTourism This year, it is 150 years since the first steamboats started to cruise the waters of the Vltava River in Prague. While back then, steamers were used mainly as a means of transport, nowadays they belong among the city’s most popular tourist...  More

Sports News

Sports News

24-08-2015 15:45 | Ian Willoughby

Martin Fuksa (right), photo: CTK In Sports News this Monday: Fuksa takes gold in 500m at Canoe Sprint World Championships; Maslák fails to make it out of the heats in 400m at World Athletics Championships; and no change at head of Czech soccer league as top three win in round...  More

One on One

Czech Centres must promote science and innovation as well as culture, says new head Zdeněk Lyčka

24-08-2015 13:39 | Ian Willoughby

Zdeněk Lyčka, photo: CTK Zdeněk Lyčka has just been made acting director of the Czech Centres, a network of institutes that promote Czech culture on the international stage. Mr. Lyčka, who is 57, himself headed the Czech Centre in Stockholm at the end of the 1990s and has also served as Czech ambassador to Denmark.   More

Sunday Music Show

Ohm Square – 90s dance pioneers now in a Curious Place

23-08-2015 02:01 | Ian Willoughby

Ohm Square, photo: Lukas Cetera / artykel.cz Prague dance outfit Ohm Square have been around since the mid-1990s when they made a splash as purveyors of live drum’n’bass and breakbeat and featured on some of the era’s most memorable Czech movie soundtracks. Last year the group, now slimmed down to the duo of Charlie One (Charlotte Fairman) and Jan 2 (Jan Čechtický), returned after a long absence with the LP A Curious Place Between Souls and Atoms on leading local indie label Starcastic.  More

Czech History

Changes in teaching and writing history in the past two decades

22-08-2015 02:01 | Rosie Johnston

Michal Pullmann, photo: archive of Charles University Last time in Czech History, Michal Pullmann discussed his research into Czechoslovak society in the 1980s. In this second in a two-part special, he reflects upon the public role that historians play more generally in the Czech Republic today.   More

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